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Fierce Predators in the African
           Savanna
         By Mike Elmore
Menu Slide

    •Hyena
   •Cheetah
     •Lion
•Conclusion Slide
Hyena
• Africa’s most
  common large
  carnivore
• Females are
  dominant over
  males
• Found in
  grasslands, savannas
 ...
Hyena Diet
     • Skillful hunter and
       opportunistic scavenger
     • Eats animals of various
       types and sizes...
Hyena Facts
• Hyenas and humans
  have an ongoing conflict
  because of predation.
• According to some
  African folklore,...
Cheetah
    • Fastest land animal in
      the world
    • The only cat that cannot
      retract its claws, allows
      ...
Cheetah’s Diet
• Usually prey on small
  antelopes; either
  Thompson’s gazelles or
  impalas
• Also hunt small
  mammals ...
Cheetah Facts
       • Unlike all other cats
         cheetahs hunt during the
         day.
       • They have a black “t...
Lion
• Nicknamed “King of the
  Beasts”
• Male lions are known for
  their mane that encircles
  their huge heads
• Both m...
Lion’s Diet
      • Live and hunt in prides
      • Females are majorly
        responsible for the
        hunting in the...
Lion Facts
• Lions used to be found in
  Greece and India as well as
  Africa, now there is only a
  very small population...
Conclusion
All Information About Predators Received From:
   African Wildlife Foundation. Retrieved June
22, 2009, from Af...
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  1. 1. Fierce Predators in the African Savanna By Mike Elmore
  2. 2. Menu Slide •Hyena •Cheetah •Lion •Conclusion Slide
  3. 3. Hyena • Africa’s most common large carnivore • Females are dominant over males • Found in grasslands, savannas , woodlands, forest edges, deserts, and mountains
  4. 4. Hyena Diet • Skillful hunter and opportunistic scavenger • Eats animals of various types and sizes • Eats bones, carrion, vegetabl e matter, and other animal’s feces • Only part of the animal not digested is hair, horns, and hooves
  5. 5. Hyena Facts • Hyenas and humans have an ongoing conflict because of predation. • According to some African folklore, hyenas are symbols of witchcraft and the supernatural. • Hyenas make different sounds to communicate with other hyenas
  6. 6. Cheetah • Fastest land animal in the world • The only cat that cannot retract its claws, allows for traction while running. • Can run as fast as 70 mph for short periods of time.
  7. 7. Cheetah’s Diet • Usually prey on small antelopes; either Thompson’s gazelles or impalas • Also hunt small mammals and birds • Knocks the prey to the ground with its paws and suffocates it with a bite to the neck.
  8. 8. Cheetah Facts • Unlike all other cats cheetahs hunt during the day. • They have a black “tear ducts” under their eyes that act as an antiglare for hunting during the day. • Cheetahs are solitary animals, they do not hunt or live with other cheetahs for most of the time.
  9. 9. Lion • Nicknamed “King of the Beasts” • Male lions are known for their mane that encircles their huge heads • Both male and female lions roar, can be heard as far as 8 km away. • Found in savannas, grasslands, den se bush, and woodlands
  10. 10. Lion’s Diet • Live and hunt in prides • Females are majorly responsible for the hunting in the pride. • Are smart and strong enough to take down hippos, rhinos, and buffaloes. • Scavenging accounts for at least 50% of the diet of most lions
  11. 11. Lion Facts • Lions used to be found in Greece and India as well as Africa, now there is only a very small population in India • Lions can for four or five days without water, receive a lot of the water they need from the stomachs of their prey. • When a new male takes over a pride he kills all the cubs, and mates with the lionesses
  12. 12. Conclusion All Information About Predators Received From: African Wildlife Foundation. Retrieved June 22, 2009, from African Wildlife Foundation Web site: www.awf.org All Pictures Received From: Google Images. Retrieved June 22, 2009, from Google Images Web site: www.google.com/images
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